Fortescue reports WA mining fatality


A worker has died at Fortescue Metals Group’s Solomon Hub in Western Australia after the ground collapsed at the site.

Fortescue Metals Group has issued a stop-work at the Pilbara site, which produces around 75 million tonnes of iron ore per year.

Operations at the mine have been suspended, pending an investigation with the WA police and WA Department of Mines, Industry Regulation and Safety.

Following the incident, Fortescue Metals Group CEO Elizabeth Gaines issued a statement of condolence to the family of the worker.

"This is a very sad day for Fortescue and all our thoughts are with his family as we provide our full support to them at this very difficult time," she said.
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